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Will Verduzco · Dec 4, 2012

Check Out our Holiday Gift Guide for 2012!

We're nearing the end of 2012, and you know what that means: The Holiday Season is right around the corner! While you may find yourself with a few unfashionable sweaters, a tie you'll never wear, and some unwanted fruit cake at the end of the season, we know what you're really after---mobile technology. Don't worry, though. We're here to help you pick out something nice for yourself and your technologically-inclined loved ones. In order to help you pick between some...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 29, 2012

Share Your Favorite XDA News Stories of 2012!

There's still a little over a month left in 2012, but we've already had quite the eventful year. This year saw the launch of Android 4.1, Android 4.2, and several flagship devices. We featured plenty of ups, plenty of downs, even more downs, and few stories that made us all ask if the whole world around us had gone slightly mad. On the XDA Developer TV front, we saw various XDA Unboxings and a series on app production by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. We were kept up-to-date on...

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admin · Nov 29, 2012

New on XDA: Developer Discussion for the Note II

We're trying an experiment in the Samsung Galaxy Note II forum that, if successful, will be rolled out to many more forums across XDA. We've added a Developer Discussion forum, intended only for high-level discussion between developers. The aim of this new forum is to give developers a place to "talk shop" and help each other with device-specific development challenges and issues. XDA Recognized Developer garyd9 recently presented the idea for this forum to the administrative team. And because we see it...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 22, 2012

What Developer are YOU Most Thankful for? Win a Nexus 7 for Yourself and Your Favorite Dev!

Today is Thanksgiving! To those celebrating the holiday, we at XDA would like to extend wishes for a day stuffed with much food, family, relaxation, and most importantly, mobile development. (more…)

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Will Verduzco · Nov 21, 2012

Forums Added for the Droid DNA, Desire C and V, Galaxy Camera, AT&T and Sprint Optimus G

Recently, we added forums for various new devices. First up is the HTC Droid DNA. HTC's late 2012 flagship packs powerful specs, a remarkably high resolution screen, and sleek curves to make any gadget lover drool. Starting with the screen, the Droid DNA (and its Japanese cousin, the J Butterfly) packs the first 1080p mobile phone display. Given the 5-inch display size, this comes out to a remarkable 440 ppi. Not just pretty to look at, the Droid DNA also packs...

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admin · Nov 20, 2012

XDA is Still Seeking a PHP / Web Developer!

A few weeks ago, we posted that XDA is hiring. We are still accepting resumes for a PHP/web developer, so please get them in as soon as you can. Your contributions to the site will immediately impact over 20 million visitors per month, and will help to shape the course of development on mobile devices. PHP Developer: - Help move XDA into the future by developing new features and functionality for the site and related projects - Experience with vBulletin,...

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orb3000 · Oct 28, 2012

Thank You for Making the BABBQ Device Museum a Success

For those of you who didn't make it to the Big Android BBQ 2012, we had our traditional signature banner at the XDA booth. However, this year, we decided to have something new: a device museum! The idea was born to give new uers a "blast from the past," in the words of XDA TV Producer azrienoch. Various XDA members sent us their old devices, dating as far back as the Motorola Startac from 1989, and including legendary devices such as...

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Former Writer · Oct 28, 2012

Exploits and Vulnerabilities Talk at the BABBQ

Last week's Big Android BBQ was a great success. While this news writer wasn't there, many fellow XDA members were, and they brought you coverage of the event. This includes the Session Roundups, the Samsung Developers Q&A, and there was even M_T_M admitting he stole the XDA banner a video introducing some of the moderators. It's definitely some awesome stuff. Sadly, one part of the BBQ that didn't get video footage was a presentation by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler and XDA TV Producer JordanKeyes. It was...

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jerdog · Oct 24, 2012

BigAndroidBBQ XDA Session Roundup #2: XDA – Past, Present, Future

On Sunday, October 21, XDA Senior Moderator NotATreoFan and I led the session XDA: Past, Present, Future. This session focused on the history of XDA and where we began, where we are today, our pitfalls and struggles, and our vision of the future for Android and the community at-large. We then gave a walkthrough of our upcoming community initiatives, XDA Dev:DB and XDA-University. We also discussed what we would love to see from the Manufacturers in their response to and...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 23, 2012

Big Android BBQ – Meet the XDA Moderator Team – XDA Developer TV

Fresh from the Big Android BBQ, XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch sat down with a group of XDA staff. Azrienoch talks to them about their experiences at the Big Android BBQ and XDA in general. So if you ever wanted to put a couple faces to usernames of the XDA Staff, now is your chance. The video includes: XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler; XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Senior Moderator, and XDA News Writer Chainfire; XDA...

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admin · Oct 22, 2012

XDA is Hiring PHP & Android Devs; Join the Team!

The XDA community is kept running by a large and committed team, including dozens of moderators, admins, news writers, and more. The site's servers and software, on the other hand, are managed by a much smaller team. Today we're looking to add one or two talented and hard-working developers. We expect that these individuals will work remotely (at least to start) on either a contract or full-time basis. Your contributions to the site will immediately impact over 20 million visitors...

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admin · Oct 21, 2012

Coming Soon: XDA-University.com

XDA is visited by thousands of developers who offer their work to the community for the sake of pushing development forward. Most of these developers are self-taught. They learned by doing, and they learned by reading. There are many users on XDA who want to get into development but don't know where to get started. On XDA, you can find guides, tutorials, and tools that go a long way in imparting the knowledge to start developing. But, these pieces are...

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orb3000 · Oct 12, 2012

Help Us Create a Device Museum at the Big Android BBQ

Are you attending to the Big Android BBQ this year? If you are, be sure to check out our device museum exhibit. We are aiming for 50 representative devices to be a part of the exhibit. If you have extra devices simply gathering dust, what better way is there to put them to use than to let your fellow Android enthusiasts ogle them? If you wish to temporarily part ways with your device and have it be a part of...

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admin · Oct 10, 2012

The XDA Recognized Developer Program has Re-Opened!

It has been a while since the XDA Recognized Developer (RD) Program has accepted new applications. From the announcement we made last week, you might have already guessed that we were preparing to open the doors to the RD form once again. As a reminder, RDs on XDA receive a special badge, access to our faster ad-free template, access to online storage space, a larger PM inbox, basic moderation options, access to a private RD forum, and more. Behind the...

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admin · Oct 2, 2012

XDA Recognized Developer Program Revamp

The Recognized Developer program was created to retain XDA's focus on development and its core members. The community has always strived to push the boundary of what is possible with our (extra)ordinary gadgets, but it has also become the go-to site for tech-savvy tweakers and hackers looking to give their devices a revamp. XDA is a growing pool for beginning developers and small projects, but the focus of the program was on those who laid the groundwork, pushed boundaries, and...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 30, 2012

Forums Added for the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and Xperia T

Not too long ago, we brought you news of Nokia's and Microsoft's joint event aimed at introducing the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, as well as giving a brief first look at what Windows Phone 8 would bring users. Now as the devices approach their launch dates, we are happy to announce that they have been given a place in our forums, along with Sony's new Android flagship---the Xperia T. Heralding the launch of Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 920...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 9, 2012

Use Google Currents? So Do We!

Do you get your daily dose of news on Google Currents? If you currently do not, you may wish to give it a try. For those unfamiliar, Google Currents is an aesthetically appealing news client for Android (and *cough*iOS*cough*) that presents information from various sources in a magazine-like manner. Content is arranged in the form of Editions, which come from both select publishers and trending articles. Today we are proud to announce that you can now catch up on the...

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admin · Sep 3, 2012

We’re Closing a Bunch of Legacy Forums on XDA

So that we can best moderate forums of newer devices, XDA is soon going to close (yes, close) a handful of old, legacy forums. This will happen on September 5, 2012. While these forums will be closed for posting, they will still be completely accessible in a read-only state. Our criteria for closing forums was post activity: All of the forums in the below list have seen fewer than 8 posts in the past 30 days. And even with such...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 22, 2012

Sharing, XDA, and You! New Addition to Sharing Policy on XDA-Developers

We are going to deviate a bit from our regularly scheduled programming to let you know about an upcoming change in the rules in the XDA forums. As time has gone by, our site has grown by leaps and bounds from what it was a couple  of years ago. With a membership base of over 4.5 million registered users and an average of 35-40 thousand people active at any given time, we need to ensure that this place can offer...

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Pulser_G2 · Jul 6, 2012

Introducing Original Development Forums for More Devices

Today, we at XDA are pleased to announce that one of the most popular requests we see from developers will be brought into effect across the majority of the site starting July 9th. For those unfamiliar with the concept, many developers on the Samsung Galaxy S2 requested we introduce a split development forum system in order to help both developers and users find what they are looking for more easily. This system was highly successful on the Galaxy S2, and...

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